I had a friend over to my place last night, and I encouraged her occasional blogging (she’s a good writer, updates a couple blogs about once every two months). She kept talking about wanting to be a famous blogger, a paid blogger, etc etc etc, and I just…don’t get it. Fame is never a reason to write. Fame will likely not come from writing, and it’s certainly not going to be a direct or immediate result of writing. Readers are not found through some magical formula.
In other news, I’ve been having a terrible time lately getting paid and unpaid writing done, getting my shit together. But on the other hand, my house is the cleanest it’s been in months.
Recently, I hate loading the front page of my blog to look up or reference things. It gives me the heartbeats like when I log in to check my bank account.
Not a good sign. Hope it’s just that Monday-after-vacation thing.
no one ever asks the woman who wears the face veil why she wears it.
even those who claim to support our right say that they do so but hope for the day when women “don’t have to” continue to wear it. that doesn’t sound like support at all.
stop trash talking Muslim men.
stop speaking about Islam if you don’t know anything about it.
stop telling Muslim women what our religion “really” teaches or how it “really” oppresses us.
it’s a freaking piece of clothe.
it doesn’t hurt you, and it dang sure isn’t hurting me.
so butt out.” —
whole thing kicks ass, go read it
In my experience, men don’t seem very concerned about my body hair. It’s always other women doing the policing.
I dated one guy who was completely disgusted at the thought of female body hair, and whined accordingly. But for the most part, it’s people who won’t be all up in my hairy-bits who complain and try to tell me what to do.
I have never dated a guy who cared but I’ve certainly heard stories about guys who were grossed out by any sort of body hair. It was always like 3rd or 4th hand gossip though so it could’ve been greatly exaggerated.
My dude has never said much about it. Once he responded positively during/after intercourse to my shaving my pubes off, and I concurred. (I usually have a pretty big bush, but once in a while it’s nice to go bare). Another time he said that it was too prickly to go without a rubber.
I can’t recall any of my friends talking about their dudes’ preferences though. ETA, nor have my friends ever expressed any kind of opinion on my body hair.
Not a great day. One of my favorite writers died. It’s raining. I haven’t been able to get writing done. We have to give away the kittens we’ve been fostering - and since the no-kill shelter we have been waiting to give them to is full, we have to give them to the local SPCA in the height of kitten season.
At least our landlord is not pissed that we’ve been keeping the kittens without his knowledge.
Pretty much, Hyperbole and a Half is getting me through my day.
— J.K. Rowling (via threecheersforfiveyears) (via dearmary) (via littlemissdorkette) (via twenty-seven) (via colorfieldsandwagonwheels) (via searchwithoutlooking) (via rainbowballz) (via seraphimdeath) (via jessssika) (via zeusgoesfishing)
reblogged because a) i kind of need this quote, for later and b) i just bought the first four harry potters for $4 (i guess that i am actually magic, i can’t believe it was so cheap) and i am SO EXCITED. it has been at least five years since i read the series start to finish, and at least three since i’ve read any rowling.
While she denies saying it and the ultra-conservatives in Kansas say she didn’t say it, it is generally accepted Kay O’Connor did actually say she did not support women’s right to vote. She stated it in 2001, and it made its rounds again in 2005/2006 when she ran for Secretary of State. I do recall reading an article then with her saying if men took care of their wives, women wouldn’t need to vote (I can’t find a link that properly attributes this quote, but I read it in the Wichita Eagle). The ultra-conservatives/faux-libertarians defend her saying, in part, that it was a private conversation. They say our liberal media is just trying to destroy her (she who also, I kid you not, defended juvenile marriage saying there are lots of successful women who married really young, including Mary, mother of Jesus). I am so so so very glad she is no longer in state politics. If only some of our other crazies would join her …
Ableist language aside, this is awesome. I love seeing other Kansas feminists. I clearly remember Kay O’Connor saying that, too, and discussing it with my class. Hard to believe that was 9 years ago.